The Aug. 3 article about the mother who was upset about having to pay child support missed a very important point.
The Bee’s Rory Appleton reported that most of the $475 the mother was ordered to pay would go to the state to reimburse welfare money paid to the father. The mother and supposedly other parties in the article, who thought it was unfair, failed to consider that if the state is not reimbursed, then it is my tax money that is supporting her children.
It is a problem today, in this society, that some people believe that they are entitled to be supported by the government if they do not earn enough to afford the lifestyle they believe they are entitled.
If this lady is short on money because of her required child support, she should get a second job, not have had so many children or move back in with her husband. He cannot be so bad, as she is satisfied with him having shared custody of their children.
I will never understand the mentality of people who believe that it is the state’s (my tax dollars) responsibility to support the family they have created.
I wonder what would happen to the fatherless child population if there was no Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
This mother has five kids, and she believes it will be a strain. Better her strain, as they are her kids not mine.
Adrian S. Williams, Fresno